Investors | Directors

Hon. Richard Court, AC – Chairman (appointed May 2010)

Mr Court was Premier and Treasurer of Western Australia from 1993 – 2001.  He retired from Parliament after nineteen years as the member for Nedlands.  He was appointed Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia in June 2003 for service to the Western Australian Parliament and to the community. Mr Court holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia. 

Andrew Aitken – Managing director (appointed December 2004)

Mr Aitken was a non-executive director up until his appointment to Managing Director in May 2008.  Mr Aitken’s appointment followed his employment  with Australian Capital Equity Pty Limited where his focus since joining that company in 2003 was on the development of its equipment rental businesses.  Prior to coming to Australia in 2003, Mr Aitken worked in the South African financial services industry for 13 years.  Mr Aitken holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and an honours degree from the University of Natal and the University of Cape Town respectively and a post graduate diploma in social studies from Oxford University.

James Walker – Non-executive director (appointed June 2008)

Mr Walker is the Managing Director of WesTrac Pty Limited in Australia and Chairman of WesTrac China Limited.  WesTrac Pty Ltd is the dealer for Caterpillar in Western Australia, New South Wales and the ACT as well as provinces in North East China.  WesTrac is a Western Australian owned company with over 4000 employees.  Prior to his employment at WesTrac Pty Ltd, Mr Walker spent considerable time with  other Australia Caterpillar Dealers namely, Hastings Deering and Morgan Equipment and the Bougainville dealership in PNG.